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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:17 AM   #1
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Sony CX3500V or Canon Legria HF M31?

Hey guys I am having trouble choosing between the two. Which one would you guys recommend? ... eras/HFM31
HDR-CX350VE : Flash / Memory Stick : Handycam Camcorder : Sony Australia

They're both the same price over here in AUS ($1399)

Pros and Cons:

Sony = 7.1mp > Canon = 3.1mp
Canon = Video Light > Sony = No video light
Canon = 1080p > Sony 1080i (would there even be that much of a difference?)
Canon = 15x Optical Zoom > Sony = 12x Optical Zoom
Canon = Mic port for boom pic > Sony = No mic port for boom mic
Canon = 5.1ch > Sony = 2.1ch?

Help appreciated guys, I'm intending on buying very soon.

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Old July 13th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #2
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The Sony uses interpolation to get to the 7 megapixel, to me it's a con, a friend bought a Sony HD camera and didn't read the small print and found his 4 megapixel Sony was only 2 megapixel in reality, he was very disappointed in it.

I copied this off the specs for the Sony HDR-CX350V

# Camcorder Sensor Resolution 4.2 megapixel
# Camcorder Effective Video Resolution 2.65 megapixel
# Camcorder Effective Still Resolution 3.54 megapixel
# Camcorder Interpolated Still Resolution 7 megapixel

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